Mini Review: A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole

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Review by Poo Penny

BLEGH. If questionable consent is your thing, then you are really gonna like this book. I don’t get it, and I am ok with it. It was just too rapey for me. I like when there is a clash of wills, and the seduction is a little more intense, but not when the heroine is kind of a wuss. She had absolutely no spine. When she finally DID get a spine, I was wondering, why didn’t she kick the crap out of him a little more? She just bitch slapped him, and that was lame. So yeah, there is that. It makes no sense, because after this I read The Pawn, and I actually liked that story line a little more, but the heroine had a little bit of the same problem, being a total wuss.

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Review: Family of Convenience by Victoria W. Austin

 

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I really, really enjoyed this book.  Millie, homeless and pregnant, agrees to a marriage of convenience with Adam, a widower with two young children.  Both Adam and Millie had unpleasant first marriages, so Adam stresses that theirs will be only a marriage for the sake of the children, both his and Millie’s unborn baby.  Adam had already had his heart ripped to shreds, and he doesn’t want to go through that again.  Millie has never had an easy life, and she is terrified of being penniless and homeless, and so for her baby’s sake, she agrees to Adam’s proposal.

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Mini Review: The Pawn by Skye Warren

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Review by Poo Penny

This series has a lot of potential. I love a good revenge story. Especially one full of violence. Gabriel, however, is kind of a pathetic villain in this story. And Avery tries so hard to be a strong character, but she falls flat. I feel like the gravity of everything that happened in this book, and all the romanticizing she did will force her to face the situation and turn almost assassin like, and she will have her revenge. I hope. Because, I love a good revenge story. I want it so bad.

There were a lot of laughable moments in this book, that were so unlike Skye Warren, that I was confused. Normally her writing makes me uncomfortable. She is extremely, extremely graphic in her sex scenes, so there is that warning. I have had to put a few of her books down mid sentence because I was just like, no. This is not happening. But hearing an “innocent” character describe sexual encounters as “stuff” was just funny to me.

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Review: Frost Blood by Elly Blake

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Review by Poo Penny

Yay! Another special snowflake, get it?, story! Ruby is a fireblood, which means that she can produce a flame, and there are frostbloods, which means that they can control, oh you guessed it, frost! Well, the land, I forget what they call it, is controlled by a frostblood king, and he has basically wiped out all the firebloods. Ruby is the last, most precious. Insert eye roll. Some stuff happens, her mother is killed, she is captured, and her village is burned to the ground.

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Review: The Edge of the Abyss by Emily Skrutskie

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I love, love LOVE the concept of this series.  The execution – maybe not so much.  Set in a post-apocalyptic future, the US is now comprised of small independent territories, and the oceans are havens for pirates.  Without citizenship on the land, people on the sea are forced to live in flotillas and floating islands. They depend on pirates for the goods needed to survive, so piracy flourishes. In order to combat them, Reckoners, huge water beasts, are bred and trained to defend a ship that they have been bonded with.  What happens when the pirates try to harness the power and brutality of the Reckoners for themselves?  Mass chaos and a threat that puts the ocean biosphere at risk.

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Review: His Amish Teacher by Patricia Davids

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This was a quick, pleasant read that had a touch of mystery.  My biggest gripe was that there was too much telling, instead of showing, especially when it came to the Amish way of life and Amish philosophy.  The dry, matter of fact dialog during these infodumps did not hold my attention.  Otherwise, the characters were likeable enough, and while the story won’t stick with me for long, it did keep me entertained for a few hours.

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